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National Railway Museum

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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends...more
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very interesting visit, with the first shed being closed due to event scheduling, it was a very short visit. However, with the free entrance and wonderful cafes throughout the museum, money is made up and donations are accepted.

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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a quick visit in this museum, to spend some time on a rainy day. The admission was free, it was nice and interactive, especially for kids.

Thank SaraM6459
Reviewed today

Always interesting and something new to see. Our third visit to this fascinating railway museum. We can't seem to visit York without popping in for a few hours. This time there were three or four talks including the Royal carriages, How a locomotive boiler operates...More

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Reviewed today

A must when visiting York a donation to enter and a flash back in history for us pensioners and marvel at the incredible engineering of bygone days. School children given lessons by the guides on the workings of steam locomotion.

Thank peter g
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I came through York for the evening, stayed over night and decided to stay in York for the day. We searched on trip advisor what there was to do in the City and the Rail Museum popped up. We walked along the...More

Thank ForFussyFolk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great day out! Kids happy. We’re happy what else to say?! Lunch expensive but homemade soup. Donation entry!

Thank Gayle I
Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the museum on numerous occasions, every time we visit there is some either new or something we missed before to look at. A great place to visit

Thank Curlytops2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went specially to see the Flying Scotsman and was disappointed that I couldn't get near enough to even get a decent photo, let alone have a proper look. It's just tucked away at the side of a shed, such a shame. Otherwise the museum is...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it. Can't go wrong with the train museum. Can't comment on ths cafe but if you take a pack up, there are plenty of spaces for eating inside. There are lockers for a few small items but they're limited. We managed to get about...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An easy walk from the city centre and York station. Free entry, although £3 donation is appreciated. Beautifully laid out, plenty of side activities including steam train rides, demonstrations and explanatory lectures. From the Rocket to the mighty Mallard these engines and their historic carriages...More

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linda l
22 August 2018|
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Response from Anne-Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lovely cafe.
Racheal C
26 July 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's air conditioned (that would be a -huge space- to cool!), but the buildings have very high ceilings, which will help
14 July 2018|
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Response from MJTMJN | Reviewed this property |
When we visited last week admission is free but the suggested donation is £5. Also, there is a car park right opposite the museum but not sure how much it was.